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by Dave Brabec
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?

Crappie bite just getting started in the shallows,couple warm nights and they will be everywhere
by Dave Brabec
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 1146

Re: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge

All ramps but Lucerne are still open .Some are sketchy. If we dont get rain a lot of ramps will be unusable by summer .I believe 5th street is the deepest .Weather man keeps calling for a 2-5 inch of rain and we get a 1/4 inch. Most of the small creeks dont even have any water in them .
by Dave Brabec
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

2001-2002 had injector failure problems and a class action suit about it.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 1146

Re: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge

Be careful out there. If you only come up in March just remember that the water that is normally 6-7 foot is now 1-2 foot. The flat by Rodman and also out in front of State park will have people running aground.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Clear Lake ramps

Yes they are launching there. There’s a bunch of boats fishing a big school of Crappie over there. Last Sunday there wasn’t a parking place left and guys were parking out on highway 20
by Dave Brabec
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: COVID Shutdown Notice | 2021 FLW MLF Shasta
Replies: 20
Views: 2655

Re: COVID Shutdown Notice | 2021 FLW MLF Shasta

Guys it’s not about the tournaments or even the fishing. No one wants to follow stay at home orders. Unintentionally spreading the virus as they drive all over the state. The ramps at Clearlake are full on weekends. Most driving in from out of the area. Surprised they haven’t closed down more lakes....
by Dave Brabec
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Absolute Best Lure For Trout - What's Your Favorite?
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Absolute Best Lure For Trout - What's Your Favorite?

Strike King Bitzy Minnow
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reduced-fee sport fishing licenses
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Reduced-fee sport fishing licenses

To get the reduced fee low income license you cant make more than 973 a month
by Dave Brabec
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead Fish at Don Pedro
Replies: 26
Views: 2872

Re: Dead Fish at Don Pedro

Its not just a winter thing. Every summer event here leaves lots of dead fish .But in winter its deep water fish not taken care of and summer its hot water and lack of o2
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Konocti COVID LATEST PUBLIC NOTICE January 1, 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Konocti COVID LATEST PUBLIC NOTICE January 1, 2021

Really cant believe the casino is opening. A lot of the covid cases in Lake co are in the Pomo reservation.
by Dave Brabec
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Used Boat Registration in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: Used Boat Registration in CA

Bought lots of used boats over the years, Just filled out pink and a bill of sale. Check your VIN number and make sure everything matches. Boat a 14 aluminum boat once and Pink slip didnt match Vin or CF numbers .
by Dave Brabec
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing & Music
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Fishing & Music

My last boat with music in it was 5 boats ago and 40 years ago
by Dave Brabec
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: life vests
Replies: 13
Views: 1545

Re: life vests

Reg life jackets for me. Too many stories of self inflating not inflating when wearer was in water. As far as throwable device. Yes you need to have on board. But I have looked and never found anything saying rope has to be attached or on deck. Mine is accessible but in center locker.
by Dave Brabec
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NOOB question: G Loomis GLX vs Dobyns
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Re: NOOB question: G Loomis GLX vs Dobyns

My 804cb is used more than any other crank bait rod I own.
by Dave Brabec
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WWBT 2020 Pro/Am TOC Clear Lake Pro Day 1 Results
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: WWBT 2020 Pro/Am TOC Clear Lake Pro Day 1 Results

Cold weather and to many boats on their heads for last 2 months, What a zoo this fall has been.
by Dave Brabec
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Bass And Crappie Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Clearlake Bass And Crappie Advice

When it finally cools off the crappie bite gets better. Thanksgiving thru the winter
by Dave Brabec
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Honest opinion on Nitro boats..
Replies: 21
Views: 20327

Re: Honest opinion on Nitro boats..

There has been issues with every brand boat. If you plan on keeping it for long term and you like it buy it. Resale on Nitros is another story. Harder to sell at a decent price.
by Dave Brabec
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA RIVER DELTA... WHERE SHOULD I GO?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: CA RIVER DELTA... WHERE SHOULD I GO?!

This time of year I would target the Stripers and have some fun.
by Dave Brabec
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Rv and Valet Launch
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Clear Lake Rv and Valet Launch

50.00 and I will come launch you
by Dave Brabec
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lure ID...
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Lure ID...

Black Dog plastic Lunker Punker in trout ,looks like a 6 inch. some were silent and some have rattles
Good luck finding one.
I have 3 but not letting loose of them.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for an all around fishing line.
Replies: 22
Views: 4280

Re: Looking for an all around fishing line.

Trilene Xl is the best all around line out there
by Dave Brabec
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to keep Clear Lake #1
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: How to keep Clear Lake #1

I thought the same about people not eating fish out of Clearlake until I started working in the shop in 07. Not bass boat guys for the most part but I couldnt tell you how many people stopped at the shop wanting me to weigh their fish laying in the trunk . Lots of people keep and eat everything they...
by Dave Brabec
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to keep Clear Lake #1
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: How to keep Clear Lake #1

bob tratar wrote:Why not have 2 weigh ins from June to Sept. Fish from safe light to 11AM and 12noon to 3PM.

We already have a 6 hour limit in summer . Hundreds of dead fish with a noon weigh in.
by Dave Brabec
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to keep Clear Lake #1
Replies: 30
Views: 2775

Re: How to keep Clear Lake #1

This is nothing new guys. Its been happening for years. Every summer guys lose fish in tournaments. DFW wont even respond to emails about it. Ive ran the release boat in summer and theres more delayed mortality than most people think.Guys need to learn their live wells better. Maybe switch to a 1 bi...
by Dave Brabec
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 3766

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

They can move any events to library park with a permit from Lakeport
by Dave Brabec
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Painting vintage lures
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Painting vintage lures

Ive been collecting for years, prices arent as good as they were 15 years ago. Ebay is easy to check value. Also facebook pages that will help.
The rare ones should not be repainted unless youre just going to fish them.
by Dave Brabec
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results

3 fish limit in summer would help
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results

[quote="jiggin4bass"]DFG should ask why they lost that many fish not only ask wonbass and anglers involved with there boats used why there wasn't better care for the fish. 97% return rate is exceptable. In any tournament. If DFW really cared about the fish they would quit the spray program...
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Contact for Osprey Lure Company
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Contact for Osprey Lure Company

I belive they have a facebook page with contact info.
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results
Replies: 20
Views: 3831

Re: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results

WON Bass normally has this event when its cooler. Covid forced it till now or cancel the event. I dont like seeing dead fish either .Happens every summer .Not just WON .
by Dave Brabec
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid with jigs
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Re: Braid with jigs

My thoughts on this.I have a jig tied on most of the year . One June morning a few years back on Clearlake i wanted to do a comparison . I fished a jig on 65 # braid in about 20 ft of water and was catching them pretty good till sun got up. Switched to Floro and started catching again. I will use br...
by Dave Brabec
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Which fish attractant do you use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Which fish attractant do you use?

Yes . I like the generals in the 6.25. As far as i can tell the baits are biodegradable which is a good thing for the fish.
by Dave Brabec
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What norcal lakes don’t allow efi 2 strokes
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: What norcal lakes don’t allow efi 2 strokes

Tahoe and San Pablo are the only ones im aware of with restrictions
by Dave Brabec
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Which fish attractant do you use?
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Which fish attractant do you use?

I was a smelly jelly guy for the last 15-20 years.Switched to spray bottle of Berkley gulp and so far i like it.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26
Replies: 39
Views: 4806

Re: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26

Dont need an oxygenator if live wells are working correctly. Ive fished New Jenn in Past and they run a good circuit. They have had drive by live well checks in past . We used to have to drive by with lids open and live wells running or you went to back of line until they were working.I think in sum...
by Dave Brabec
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: What’s wrong with ABA ?...
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: What’s wrong with ABA ?...

John Pearl/Garret Dixon won with 23+
PJ second 22.98
by Dave Brabec
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High temperatures
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: High temperatures

Had guys try and bring them in the shop and said they were defective.
by Dave Brabec
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High temperatures
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: High temperatures

Lv 500s will split open if left in the heat.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: #4 rated bass fishery in U.S. has been on fire!
Replies: 2
Views: 3650

Re: #4 rated bass fishery in U.S. has been on fire!

Fishing has been good but with the warmer weather (100 all this week)the dreaded algae blooms are back . Not bad early in am but the north end is now affected also.
by Dave Brabec
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RV access - Clear Lake
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: RV access - Clear Lake

Aurora club in Nice
Blue lakes has 2 places with rv spots.Narrows resort band Pine Acres resort both about 15 min from Lakeport
Konocti vista casino best place to leave a boat in the water.
State park has no hookups when they open
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 29 Clear Lake Sites Tested For Cyanobacteria
Replies: 2
Views: 1286

Re: 29 Clear Lake Sites Tested For Cyanobacteria

No bloom north yet almost too clear
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake night time speed limit
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Clear lake night time speed limit

No speed limit but people have been killed at night out there. from the ca boating laws A safe speed should be maintained at all times so that: (1) action can be taken to avoid collision; and (2) your boat can stop within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions. In rest...
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake specific tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Lake specific tournaments

Ca dfw
search contests
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Tunnel sneak attack
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Delta Tunnel sneak attack

we voted the tunnel out in the 80s
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: LIFE VEST
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: LIFE VEST

i know of a few guys that went in the water and the vest didnt inflate. Regular vest for me.
by Dave Brabec
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Contact for Osprey Lure Company
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Contact for Osprey Lure Company

Its still osprey but its not in CA. Lost their contact info when i sold the store.
by Dave Brabec
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Contact for Osprey Lure Company
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Contact for Osprey Lure Company

They sold and moved back east several years ago
by Dave Brabec
Tue May 26, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: NewJen NEW UPDATED 2020 Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: NewJen NEW UPDATED 2020 Schedule

If lake co public health lets any of this happen .SIP order is still in effect and they have said no events this summer . time will tell. No one adhering to order anyway.
by Dave Brabec
Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Opening for Locals Saturday ???
Replies: 36
Views: 7388

Re: Clear Lake Opening for Locals Saturday ???

Guides still cant work.
by Dave Brabec
Thu May 21, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying New Boat Out of State
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Buying New Boat Out of State

They will charge you ca sales tax when you register it here. Property tax is 1% of value yearly and its based on NADA

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